Veteran dancehall deejay Ninja Man and his son was remanded in custody when he appeared in court on On Friday (Feb 17).
Ninja Man, whose real name is Desmond Ballentine, as well as his son, Janiel Ballentine are jointly charged with the murder of 20-year-old Ricardo ‘Ricky Trooper’ Johnson in March 2009. Two other men, who are jointly charged with the murder, are out on bail.
The men are charged with murder, conspiracy to murder, shooting with intent and illegal possession of a firearm in connection with the incident.
Allegations are that Johnson was sweeping his yard in the company of a friend at Mall Road, St Andrew, on the day in question, when a motor car with three men aboard drove up. An argument developed between Johnson’s friend and the men who left but later returned with guns blazing. Johnson was fatally shot in the incident.